The squishy octobot marks the foundation of a brand new era of soft robotics

The squishy octobot marks the foundation of a brand new era of soft robotics

So finally! There it is- the squishy octobot, a robot considered to be the world’s 1st soft and solo robot. Ditching all conventional power sources and electronics, this flexible robot can operate without rigid parts. The octobot as described in Nature is considered to be the first self-contained robot that’s made exclusively of flexible, soft parts. So let’s go through an overview of the octobot without further ado. Introduction The interest in soft robots actually kicked off when...

Posted on: August 30, 2016 11:27 am

Introducing CHiP, the world’s first adorable robot dog

Introducing CHiP, the world’s first adorable robot dog

Robot dogs are not too uncommon these days. Several of these bots were developed in the past and are still available in the market for consumers like the Sony AIBO and the iCybie. All those previous robots had their moments,...

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  • Posted on August 24, 2016 4:48 pm

An Overview of Radio-Controlled (RC) Aircraft

An Overview of Radio-Controlled (RC) Aircraft

Flying RC plane models mainly came into existence in the form of a hobby. But now the applications have increased. Government, scientific and military organizations use RC aircraft for gathering weather readings, experiments, aeromodelling, testing, drones and so on. Aeromodelling...

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  • Posted on August 16, 2016 6:25 pm

Introducing Aeromodelling for beginners

Posted on: August 10, 2016 4:13 pm

Aeromodelling refers to the construction of model aircrafts that can be static (made just for show, cannot fly) or functional (made for flying or gliding). So what are these model aircrafts? Model aircrafts are mainly scaled down versions of real…

A peek at microbots that are controlled remotely for medical operations

Posted on: August 3, 2016 2:39 pm

For a number of years, scientists were trying real hard to study various ways of implementing miniature robots for treating a variety of diseases. These miniature robots are planned to enter the body of a human being and deliver rugs…

Tactile Intelligence can be considered the future of robot grasping

Posted on: July 26, 2016 4:15 pm

You have probably considered a task like picking a pen or a pencil or almost anything with your hands simple enough to give it a thought. In fact, these actions have almost become a part of your reflex action according…

A brief description of Turing Test that was designed to test a machine’s intelligence

Posted on: July 20, 2016 1:07 pm

The field of robotics has gone through considerable changes in the last few years, especially in the field of humanoid robots. Humanoid robots are made in a specific manner to resemble a human being. But that’s seemingly not enough. The…

3D Printed Robots are hard on the inside and soft on the outside

Posted on: July 12, 2016 6:42 pm

Engineers at the University of California (UC), San Diego and Harvard University created a robot having a 3D printed body that has a rigid core and a soft exterior. So why is it unique? A soft exterior makes it look…

An Overview of Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms (CRAM)

Posted on: July 7, 2016 6:09 pm

A CRAM is basically a robot that possesses a mechanism of advanced compressibility. In simpler words, we should say that this is a bot that resembles a living organism that exhibits this very exact feature of compressibility which should be…

15 Coding apps for Children

Posted on: July 4, 2016 2:00 pm

Nowadays, we are quite aware of the enticing prospect in the field of coding. It’s an important part of the modern day curriculum and is also considered the basic literacy. There are several coding apps available in the market that…